The most important lesson Namgy learned is that she is not a pariah and she is not disabled. Namgy now gets her own water and helps herself to food when there is food in the house. She’s no longer afraid to touch things and to be seen. Her father lives in Windhoek but sadly he has never come to see her.
With FHS’ assistance, Namgy is taking her antiretroviral medication regularly, she is receiving counseling, and she began studying for Grade one so that she can enter into school at the age of 16. After half a year of eating regular meals and taking her medication, Namgy has grown 10 centimeters and put on a lot of weight. At the age of sixteen, she is slowly beginning to develop as a young woman. She still has problems with her hearing and does not speak to anyone except infrequently to her counselor.